Trifolium medium L.

Zigzag clover

source: Christian Fischer (2011) publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 3.0 Unported)
source: Christian Fischer (2011) publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 3.0 Unported)


GrinTax Trifolium medium L.
The Plant list Trifolium medium L.
English name Zigzag clover

Crop relationship
Clover same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 decreasing (25-50%)
Presence rare
Status Red List: near threatened
Legal protection unlisted

Conservation in the Netherlands

A) In protected areas per province

For subareas the link to the larger area is provided.

a = actually present, p = possible
(see: About CWRnl / Methodology)


  • Havelte (SBB [a])
  • Holtingerveld (NM [p])
  • Mantingerbos- en weiden (NM [p])
  • Mantingerveld (NM [p])


  • Balgoijse Meer (SBB [p])
  • Bergherbos (NM [p])
  • Bronkhorst (SBB [p])
  • De Bijvanck (NM [p])
  • Doddendaal (SBB [p])
  • Hackfort (NM [p])
  • IJsselwaarden Noordwest (SBB [p])
  • Leusveld (NM [p])
  • Meinerswijk-Lingezegen (SBB [p])
  • Nunspeet (SBB [a])
  • Ooijpolder en Millingerwaard (SBB [a])
  • Oude IJssel (SBB [p])
  • Slangenburg (SBB [p])
  • Tielerwaard Komgronden (SBB [p])
  • Waarden bij Beusichem (SBB [p])
  • Wehl (SBB [p])


  • Annendaalsbos (SBB [p])
  • Berghofweide (NM [p])
  • De Doort (SBB [p])
  • De Krang (NM [p])
  • Gerendal (SBB [a])
  • Geul- en Gulpdal (SBB [a])
  • Geuldal (NM [p])
  • IJzerenbos (NM [p])
  • Kunderberg (SBB [p])
  • Maasoevers Limburg (SBB [a])
  • Roerdal (SBB [p])


  • Cuijkse Land (SBB [p])
  • Moeselpeel (SBB [p])
  • Oeffelter Meent (SBB [p])


  • Beerninkholt (NM [p])
  • Boerskotten (NM [a])
  • Dinkelland (SBB [p])
  • Duivelshof (NM [p])
  • Elfterheurne (NM [p])
  • Grevenmaat (NM [p])
  • Hengforder Waarden (SBB [p])
  • Hoge Venterink (NM [p])
  • Witte Veen (NM [p])


  • Amerongse Berg (SBB [p])
  • De Waarden (SBB [p])
  • Overlangbroek (SBB [p])
  • Stulperbeek (SBB [p])


  • Lekuiterwaarden Noord (SBB [p])
  • Lekuiterwaarden Zuid (SBB [p])
  • Wassenaar (SBB [p])

B) In genebank

  • CGN: no material

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence
  • green: management type maps with areas that qualify for financial support (largely representing the Dutch network of protected areas). Protected water areas are not shown (IJsselmeer, Markermeer and all Frisian lakes, Randmeren & Vechtplassen).

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe largest part of Europe
Asia Wt-Asia
Africa -
North-America naturalized
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.dwnffn
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.dwnffn

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information